New Missions

How does the church engage in mission with the local community today?

This question receives many different responses for one simple reason: it is not a simple question.

Simple problems have simple solutions. The question of the church engaging in ethical, effective, authentic and compassionate ways with its local community is one that must begin with this honest acknowledgement: "We don't know."

"I don't know" is a powerful statement. It carries the potential to awaken curiosity.

When we are curious the probability of moving past our assumptions and irrelevant knowledge increases; our mind and heart opens to possibilities for new learning, asking questions, listening to people's stories, leading to adapt our practices and try new things.

The ministry area of New Missions, particularly through our established Mission Experiment Group (MEG), is our attempt to ask questions, learn, experiment, and reflect on Christian engagement with the local community in our part of the world today. Through this framework, we hope to faithfully participate in God’s action and thereby join God in the unfolding work of God’s new creation of hope, peace, compassion, and justice for all in Christ.

Watch this short video from Tod Bolsinger, as he illustrates the challenge the church is facing today.

"New Friends" Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce a new group "New Friends".

This group is being led by the Mission Experiment Group (MEG) and the focus will be to develop meaningful relationships with CALD women who are socially isolated so that God's love might flourish.

Our launch is on International Friendship Day 30th July 2020.

This new group is borne out of a year long discernment process where a small group of people at Southside carefully and deliberately researched various aspects of the local community and identified gaps where we could both be of service to and also significantly learn from others in our community.

More From 'Ministries'

Children Youth and Families

To watch our Southside Uniting Time for Kids videos, go to our [YouTube channel]( The most recent video will be uploaded here each week.

Sun In The Fun Days

Date: 29-30th June

Time: 9am-5pm, with BBQ family meal on the Wednesday.

Location: Southside Tarragindi (24 Pope St, Tarragindi).

Ages: grades 1-6.

Cost: $65 - 1 child

$117 - 2 children

$164 - 3 children

$208 - 4 children.

Two days of games, craft, drama, songs, electives, fun. We will be going on a polar expedition. For registrations go to

[Fun in the Sun Registration for 1 Child](

[Fun in the Sun Registration for 2 Child](

[Fun in the Sun Registration for 3 Child](

[Fun in the Sun Registration for 4 Child](

Please note that children will do one elective each day. We ask you to select three preferences in case your child is not able to get their first choice.

We will also be having a BBQ on the Wednesday 30th. You and your family are invited to join us for a sausage sandwich dinner and to see some of the excitement from our two days.

Ps. Richard Moors is our Children's, Youth and Families Pastor and works alongside our Communities and leaders in developing appropriate and life-giving ministry for children, families and youth.

All our people who work with children and youth BlueCard Verified with the Queensland Government and undergo regular Safe Ministry with Children with the Presbytery of South Moreton.